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The state of "climate change" in quotes
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A collection of quotes from various publications in Europe and elsewhere which pretty well describe the state of "climate protection" as reality, science and economics combine to alter views concerning both its priority and its necessity. This as we most likely face the likelyhood of a Climate Czar who will do his best to ignore all of this and head us down the road to financial ruin anyway.


"Saving energy? No thanks! Originally, the EU had intended to cut its energy consumption by 20% by 2020. But that's not going to happen after all as a draft plan by the European Commission on energy policy makes clear."
Spiegel Online, 11 November 2008


"There is a growing risk that many European governments are relegating the issue of climate protection from their agendas as a result of the financial crisis. That much is evident. But the U-turn on energy policy decided by the EU Commission is a disastrous signal: The planned watering down of energy targets from the initial 20% down to 12 or 15% would basically bring all efforts for reform and innovation to a complete halt. In view of the upcoming EU negotiations in December regarding its climate package, the Commission's retreat looks rather ominous." —Wiesbadener Kurier, 12 November 2008


"Martin Roman, CEZ chairman and chief executive, said in an interview with AFP that a "yes" vote on the climate package from EU members in the region would be "economic suicide." —AFP, 11 November 2008


"The world is in even "more dire straits" than the worst predictions set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Environment Institute, told a climate change conference in Brussels yesterday. Rockström's comments were seconded by Lord Nicholas Stern. The speakers at the conference agreed that the EU, which has set a target of 20% CO2 reduction by 2020, cannot afford to backtrack on its commitments."
EurActiv, 12 November 2008


"Meanwhile a safe bet would be for most of the Washington DC action on the energy and emissions issues in the next four years to be taking place on Capitol Hill rather than in the White House." —Keith Orchison, Business Spectator, 10 November 2008


"Japan's carbon dioxide emissions reached record levels in 2007. New data shows that 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases were emitted here in 2007. The amount is 8 percent more than levels in 1990. According to NHK World, the amount exceeds the national reduction target set in the Kyoto Protocol by about 15 percent." —Treehugger News, 11 November 2008


"China says it is keen to reduce its own emissions and to contribute to a global deal to tackle climate change, but Beijing's cooperation is conditional on financial and clean technology transfer from developed states. Calls for such transfers were reiterated during a 7-9 November conference in Beijing hosted by Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, who says rich countries should give up their "unsustainable lifestyles" and do more to help poor nations to adapt to the effects of climate change." —EurActiv, 12 November 2008

Addressing what you should believe in the press:

"There was a knowledge gap. Some journalists were ill-equipped to assess some of the information. It is very hard for journalists to say the consensus is wrong." —Robert Peston, BBC Business Editor, The Guardian, 10 November 2008

That's reassuring, isn't it?
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I imagine you have seen this article about global warming in The American Thinker. It is from Viscount Somebody-or-other. It really clobbers the man-made climate change stuff.
Written By: jjmurphy
Wake me up when they’re back to "Too much industrialization is going to cause the next ice age".

That one wasn’t as funny, but I’m nostalgic for my youth.
Written By: Veeshir
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Gore is trying to get enough CO2 "sequestered" to be able to sell it back to us when we need to release it to prevent the next Ice Age.

We’d better get on it or he’s not going to have enough to sell us.
Written By: looker
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"It is from Viscount Somebody-or-other."

That would be Christopher Moncton. He’s often referred to as Lord Moncton. He was part of a group that succesfully sued to prevent An Inconvenient Truth from being shown in British schools as evidence of AGW.

He also paid for a series of advertisements in American papers challenging Al Gore to debate him in public, something Gore never felt the need to respond to.

Written By: Jim Sullivan
I should also add that Lord Moncton is less one strong ally. The world lost author Michael Crighton last week at age 66. Crighton was one of the more vocal and well-funded opponents of of Al Gore. Crighton’s book, State of Fear, while nowhere near as good as his earlier stuff, was an attack on the Environmental Catechism and the use of worry and fear to influence the decision making of the uninformed. I only wish it had had a compelling plot and not just a message.
Written By: Jim Sullivan
Al Gore the king of HOT AIR and all his knaves doing his wcky work and acting so darn imputent if this AL BORE was realy intested in curbing greenhouse gas HE WOULD KEEP HIS BIG FLAPPING PIEHOLE CLOSED BECUASE THATS THE BIGGIST SOURSE OF HOT AIR THERE EVER WAS
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